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Everything’s slow on a Monday

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Monday morning in Spokane. Attended a party, and an after-party party, last night. Though we woke up early this morning, there was no way we could stare at a computer screen for an hour or so. But time passes and the vision clears. Read on.

Leach’s less-traveled path to Pullman

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Weird questions run through my mind sometimes, especially as they relate to sports. The nice part of this job, though, is when such questions pop up, oftentimes you get to ask them. Read on.

The Saturday morning WSU buffet

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It looks as if UCLA has finally found a coach, as if Andrew Luck will not win the Heisman and as if we will have some fun this weekend. Read on.

It’s Friday and all that entails

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Another Friday morning, another Friday morning post. The first Friday in a while without a pretty full slate of college football games to look forward to on the weekend. Kind of sad, isn't it? Read on.

WSU’s win over Idaho, the day after

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It's time to make the transition to basketball. Yep, there is still some football to be done, but the main emphasis from now to the end of the year will be hoop. Read on.

WSU about to take on Idaho

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We spent quite awhile this morning waiting for a call from the new football coach, but it never came. So now, as we prepare to cover tonight's basketball game in the Cowan Spectrum on the University of Idaho campus, we're waiting again. Just call me Vladimir. Or Estragon if you prefer. Read on.

A jam-packed Wednesday morning

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Sure hope you freed some time this morning. As weekday mornings in December go, I can't remember more good stories to read than the ones grouped on the link. From Mike Leach's public coronation in Pullman to San Diego State becoming part of the Big East – yes, I just typed that – it's a morning filled with stories you'll want to make time for. Read on.

More on Leach’s big day

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We're back in our palatial Pullman apartment with the heater going full blast, the sun that shined most of the day a distant memory. We have a few thoughts, along with links to our stories from Mike Leach's introduction, so read on.

Leach meets the Pullman faithful

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Just a quick note now that I am where I can write following the Mike Leach introductory meet-and-greet. Actually, the last part of it was a press conference – after the cheering stopped. Read on.

Leach ready to make WSU debut

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OK, where were we? Oh ya, Mike Leach is in the Inland Northwest, arriving Monday afternoon by private plane in Spokane. He'll be in Pullman most of the day today before flying over the Seattle this evening. Read on.

Summing up WSU’s week

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It's been a long time since I've written a morning post from Spokane. But that's where we find ourselves on this nicer-than-average Sunday in early December. We only have one question for you. Is your Christmas shopping done? Read on.

An early morning post from WSU

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Got up real early this a.m. so you could have your morning blog post on your computer's equivalent of a doorstep by 6:30 … who am I kidding? It's early because I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Read on.

Leach speaks to Arute

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Have a quick post for you summarizing Mike Leach's appearance on SiriusXM, talking football and what's happening with him now. Read on.

A sunny Friday in Pullman

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The basketball season gets back into gear tomorrow, with Eastern Washington traveling down U.S. 195 from Cheney to face WSU in the early afternoon. There are still a few football loose ends to clear up, though. Read on.

An evening post from Pullman

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The mood around Pullman has settled down after the events of the past few days, but that doesn't mean the waters are placid. We have some links and some notes, so read on.

Strange, WSU seems the same today

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Got out of bed this morning and looked outside. Nope, it wasn't 74 degrees and sunny. It wasn't raining chocolate. And there wasn't an In-N-Out on the corner. Nope, Pullman was Pullman. Or was it? Read on.

A combo post from WSU

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We're in Beasley, so we could watch the men's 67-39 beatdown of a depleted Grambling State team and as much of the women's game I can see while still writing. Read on.

Mike Leach WSU’s new football coach

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Washington State has made an official offer to former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach to become its 32nd football coach. Though Leach has yet to accept it, sources in the athletic department told me they believe he will. No information on the offer itself or when this might reach a conclusion, but we'll try to stay on top of it.

• UPDATE: Here's the latest story we have. More after a Moos conference call at 4:30.

WSU, the morning after

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We're back with some short links today – sounds like a breakfast order – mainly due to putting up the main ones last night. Read on.

The last word tonight from WSU

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It has been a long day for a lot of people, one that started early this morning, and including what for Bill Moos was quite possibly the toughest meeting he's ever held as an athletic director, when he had to tell Paul Wulff he was no longer Washington State's football coach. We've finally put together our report for tomorrow's S-R. Read on.

Nothing new yet on Wulff

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We don't have a long blog post this morning for two reasons, but we won't bore you with them here. Read on.

No resolution in Pullman

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After all that, Bill Moos and Paul Wulff didn't even meet Monday and a press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Read on.

The Wulff saga continues

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There is no news to report right now on Paul Wulff's future, other than he and Bill Moos will continue their conversation sometime today. But we can pass along other items that might be of interest, so read on.

• UPDATE: Added some items from Bill Moos' radio show.

Moos puts off Wulff decision

COUGARS • UPDATED: 7:05 P.M.

We will have more soon, but we wanted to pass along WSU athletic director Bill Moos' statement after meeting with football coach Paul Wulff on Sunday:

“Paul and I met for an hour and a half this afternoon so I could hear his assessment of the season and where he would like to take the program from here.  Our discussions will be ongoing.”

• UPDATE: Here's a link to our story. Another link on the next page.

WSU’s Apple Cup defeat, the early edition

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It's the day after the Apple Cup and the day we should learn the future of Washington State's football program. To recap: Bill Moos says all year he'll decide Paul Wulff's fate at the end of the year; WSU lost the Apple Cup to Washington 38-21 at CenturyLink yesterday to finish the season 4-8; within minutes after the game the Seattle Times posts a story that Moos has decided to let Wulff go. Read on.

WSU loses Apple Cup and Wulff may be out

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The Apple Cup is over and so is Washington State's football season. Is Paul Wulff's tenure as football coach at his alma mater done as well? There is a report of that being a done deal by Bud Withers of the Seattle Times, but I can't get confirmation – or denial – of that. Read on.

An Apple Cup pregame post

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We're in the press box at CenturyLink Field and we were going to post some video and commentary about our last football game at the Washington State beat writer, but then I thought, why change now? I haven't done that before, so why start now? Read on.

An Apple Cup morning post

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It's Apple Cup Saturday, which should be a state holiday, with anyone working on the day earning double-time. Well, that would happen if you folks elect me governor next year. I'll be retired. After covering Washington State the past five years, running Washington state should be a breeze. Read on.

No bargains in this Friday post

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It's Black Friday – or, as it was known back in the Stone Age when I was young, the day after Thanksgiving. Bargains are everywhere. And nothing beats the price of the information on the link. Free. But only if you have a coupon. So click the link, enter promo code %g*OD&a$Wg%#s and you can access it all for no cost. Just kidding. It's always free here on SportsLink. And you get what you pay for. Read on.

Giving thanks for being able to share

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Last night we told you we would have a blog post this morning and we do. It's just not your typical morning post. Read on.